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General Hospital debuted April 1, 1963. It is currently the longest running soap opera still being broadcast on television.

General Hospital
Ghtitle

Debuted

April 1, 1963

Created by

Co-Head Writer

Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman

Executive Producer

Frank Valentini

Network

ABC

Running Time

  • 30 Minutes (1963-1976)
  • 45 Minutes (1976-1978)
  • 60 Minutes (1978-present)

Contract CastEdit

as of 05/12/2017 (per ABC end credits)

ACTOR CHARACTER TENURE
Benard maurice
Maurice Benard Sonny Corinthos 08/13/1993-09/24/1997; 05/15/1998-07/08/1998; 12/18/1998-present
Grahn nancylee2
Nancy Lee Grahn Alexis Davis 09/28/1996-present
Herbst rebecca
Rebecca Herbst Elizabeth Webber 08/01/1997-present
Monaco kelly
Kelly Monaco Sam McCall 10/01/2003-present
Wright laura
Laura Wright Carly Jacks 11/04/2005-present
Zamprogna dominic
Dominic Zamprogna Dante Falconeri 06/22/2009-present
Duell chad
Chad Duell Michael Corinthos 04/20/2010-present
Hughes
Finola Hughes Anna Devane / Alex Devane 04/10/1985-12/19/1991; 11/13/1995-11/14/1995; 05/12/2006-09/2006; 07/13/2007-08/24/2007; 04/24/2008-12/29/2008; 02/14/2012-present (as Anna) / 04/05/2017-present (as Alex)
Rylan marcy
Emme Rylan Lulu Spencer Falconeri 04/12/2013-present
West maura
Maura West Ava Jerome 05/08/2013-present
Howarth roger
Roger Howarth Franco 05/13/2013-present
Devry
William deVry Julian Jerome 07/30/2013-present
Paevey
Ryan Paevey Nathan West  12/30/2013-present
Antoine
Vinessa Antoine Jordan Ashford 03/14/2014-present
Stafford michelle
Michelle Stafford Nina Clay 05/01/2014-present
Miller billy
Billy Miller Jason Morgan 10/03/2014-present
Erin hayley
Hayley Erin Kiki Jerome 02/26/2015-present
Watkins
Robert Palmer Watkins Dillon Quartermaine 06/02/2015-present
Francis genie
Genie Francis Laura Spencer 12/28/1976-01/15/1982; 11/14/1983-12/27/1983; 11/09/1984-12/11/1984; 10/29/1993-09/06/2002; 10/26/2002-11/22/2006; 08/25/2008-11/12/2008; 02/11/2013-08/28/2013; 06/05/2015-present
Budig rebecca
Rebecca Budig Hayden Barnes 03/20/2015-05/19/2015; 08/03/2015-present
Montgomery
Anthony Montgomery Dr. Andre Maddox 11/13/2015-present
Turner
Donnell Turner Curtis Ashford 11/30/2015-present
Cohen
Matt Cohen Dr. Griffin Munro 02/05/2016-present
Eastonmichael
Michael Easton Hamilton Finn 03/21/2016-present
Storms kirsten
Kirsten Storms Maxie Jones 05/23/2005-09/27/2011; 09/05/2012-06/29/2016; 08/03/2016-present
Lanier
Chloe Lanier Nelle Hayes 08/08/2016-present

Recurring CastEdit

U/5 - Under five lines typically are uncredited

Cast ChangesEdit

Production StaffEdit

Executive Producer: Frank Valentini

Producers: Mary Kelly Weir, Mercer Barrows, Michelle Henry

Coordinating Producer: Jennifer Whittaker-Brogdon

Post Production Supervisor: Peter Fillmore

Editors: Penny Pengra, Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave

Associate Directors: Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore, Dave MacLeod, Paul Glass.

Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft

Production Associates: Allison Reames, Marika Kushel, Jillian Dedote

Technical Directors: Kevin Carr, Chuck Abate

Casting Director: Mark Teschner, C.S.A.

Production Designer: Chip Dox

Costumer Designer: Shawn Reeves

Original Music By: Paul S. Glass, Kurt Biederwolf

Music Directors: Paul S. Glass, Dave Macleod

Theme Music By: Paul S. Glass, Steven Hopkins, Jack Urbont

Writing and Directing StaffEdit

Co-Head Writer: Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman

Associate Head Writers: Anna Theresa Cascio, Daniel James O'Connor, Chris Van Etten

Script Editor: Elizabeth Korte

Script Writers: Suzanne Flynn, Janet Iacobuzio, Scott Sickles, Christopher Whitesell

Directors: Larry CarpenterWilliam Ludel, Scott McKinsey, Penny PengraPhideaux Xavier

Executive Producer and Head Writer HistoryEdit

Executive Producers

Duration Name
1963 Selig J. Seligman
1963-1975 James Young
1975-12/1977 Tom Donovan
01/02/1978-01/1987 Gloria Monty
01/1987-11/30/1989 H. Wesley Kenney
12/03/1989-02/12/1991 Joseph Hardy
02/13/1991-01/24/1992 Gloria Monty
01/27/1992-01/22/2001 Wendy Riche
01/23/2001-01/31/2012 Jill Farren Phelps
02/01/2012-present Frank Valentini

Head Writers

Duration Name
April 1, 1963 - Late 1963
Late 1963-1973
  • Frank Hursley
  • Doris Hursley
1973-1975
1975
1976-1977
1977
  • Richard Holland
  • Suzanne Holland
1977
1977-1978
1978-1979
1979-09/1981
09/1981-05/1982
05/1982-06/1982
06/1982-02/1985
02/1985-01/1987
01/1987-12/1988
Late 1988 during WGA Strike
  • H. Wesley Kenney
01/1989-1991
1991
1991-01/1992
  • Norma Monty
01/1992-04/1992
05/1992-01/1993
01/1993-08/1993
  • Bill Levinson
08/1993-03/1996
03/1996-10/1996
10/1996-05/1997
05/1997-12/05/1997
12/08/1997-12/2000
01/2001-04/2001
04/2001-06/12/2002
06/13/2002-03/10/2006
03/13/2006-01/2007
  • Robert Guza Jr.
01/2007-10/2007
  • Robert Guza Jr.
  • Meg Bennett
10/2007-01/03/2008
  • Robert Guza Jr.
01/04/2008-03/14/2008 during WGA Writers Strike
03/17/2008-07/25/2011
  • Robert Guza Jr.
07/26/2011-01/06/2012
  • Garin Wolf
01/09/2012-02/20/2012
02/21/2012-10/05/2015
  • Ron Carlivati
10/06/2015-present Jean Passanante (Passananate only on 10/06/2015)

Shelly Altman

Daytime Emmy Awards and NominationsEdit

Winners noted in bold:

Preceded by
Guiding Light (1980, 2007);

The Young and the Restless (1983, 2004, 2007, 2016) All My Children (1994, 1998); The Bold and the Beautiful (2011) Days of our Lives (2015)'

Drama Series Winner
1981, 1984, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2016
Succeeded by
Guiding Light (1982, 2007);

The Young and the Restless (1985, 2007); All My Children (1998); As the World Turns (2001); The Bold and the Beautiful (2009) Days of our Lives (2013) Incumbent

Preceded by
One Life to Live (1994, 2008);

All My Children (1998); As the World Turns (2002)

Writing Team Winner
1995, 1999, 2003, 2009
Succeeded by
All My Children (1996);

The Young and the Restless (2000); As the World Turns (2004); The Bold and the Beautiful (2010)

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